Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 2   
reviewer#35789 date: Mar-13-2017
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:N/A
price paid:299
positive:Lightweight
Compact
Excellent AF performance
negative:Lower sharpness than other ART series
Plastic build require appropriate care
f11+ shows diffraction
comment:For a couple hundred dollars, you won't find a better superwide. Hardly perfect but has the widest range of usable apertures and works with the a6300 AF controls very well. Competes with many much more expensive lenses.

This piece is part of my hiking lens kit, which includes its 60/2.8 sibling and an M42 Takumar 100/4 macro.
reviewer#11952 date: Aug-17-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-55mm
price paid:300 USD new
positive:Great image quality, fast enough, solid build, excellent fit to e mount, exif says it's a sony 19mm lens, excellent focusing on the A6000, less so on the A3000 due to very different focusing engines. Excellent value for money. Compact and light weight.
negative:flare may be an issue when indirectly aimed into a low sun, more or less within expectations for this semi-wide angle lens. Won't make sharp sunstars due to very small f16 f22 aperture, rounded iris, but stars it does make.
comment:I really like this lens a lot. It's a great wide angle walkabout lens and great for landscapes, panoramas and indoors. f 2.8 on the APSc is fast enough. Lens rattle is not a problem, it's in the design and it looks, feels and performs like a pans-leica on the m43 line.

Album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/roguemd/sets/72157645739777411/
reviews found: 2   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.20

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